Fenton, which bills itself as “the social change agency” named Ben Wyskida as its CEO. Fenton was started by David Fenton in 1982 and now has offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and D.C. According to a release, “Wyskida is an accomplished political strategist and communications expert, with nearly 20 years of experience working for progressive social change. Most recently he was an Executive Vice President at BerlinRosen Public Affairs, where he built the firm’s Philanthropy and Cultural Activism practice. There, Wyskida counseled many of the nation’s leading foundations and advocacy organizations on messaging and communications strategy.
“Before BerlinRosen, Wyskida was with The Atlantic Philanthropies, where he developed capacity building programs and provided crisis communications support for a portfolio of grantees working on health care reform, immigration and social security. Wyskida has led communications for The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and The Nation Magazine. He began his career as an organizer for Sierra Club, winning a long-shot campaign to preserve more than 6,000 acres of pristine Maryland wilderness.
“Fenton’s current CEO, Michael Huttner, will be staying with the firm as its Political Director, while also heading up an exciting new venture based in his native Boulder, Co.”
Jen Young joined APCO Worldwide, reports O’Dwyer’s, where she’s been named a senior director in the D.C.-based PR and business strategy giant’s global health care practice. Young was previously with Edelman, which she joined in 2006 and most recently served as executive vice president and director of operations. She previously held roles at Fleishman-Hillard and Hill+Knowlton. Earlier in her career, Young was a policy and state government affairs manager at PhRMA.
Interface Media Group reports it is celebrating its 40th anniversary and, states a release, it’s the longest-running full-service media production facility based in Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic. The release added that George Clooney, Nicolas Cage, Bryce Harper, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clarence Thomas, Mitt Romney, Chris Matthews, Mia Hamm and others have utilized the digital media company.